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We Beheld His Glory

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us,

 and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father,

 full of grace and truth.

(John 1:14 NASB)

John, offers a glimpse into the awe-inspiring revelation he and others experienced in the presence of Jesus Christ. “We saw.” John and all those who met Jesus saw in Him something unusual, something different. They saw the majesty, splendor, and beauty of the Father is revealed in the Son. The divine nature of God was revealed in the “only begotten.”

Throughout Scripture, the glory of God is often associated with His presence, His power, and His holiness. It is the manifestation of His greatness and the beauty of His character. Jesus came to reveal the Father. In Him, the fullness of God dwells bodily. Look at Jesus, look at the Father. They had a unique relationship. Now that relationship is revealed in human form. Jesus, God walking among humanity. Such a mystery, such a wonderful occurrence.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16) Jesus is the only begotten, the one and only.

Glory has numerous definitions in the bible. Besides honor, majesty, etc. the word doxa also has the meaning “view and opinion of God.” Jesus brings God’s view and opinion of things. We see Jesus and we see how God sees things. As Jesus ministers, so does the Father. God’s opinions are always in view through Jesus. Do you want to know God’s view on something, look to Jesus.

Just as John said, we, too, can behold His glory and experience His transformative power in our lives. That is why he came. That is what the finished work of the cross is all about. “But we all, with unveiled faces, looking as in a mirror at the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit. (2 Corinthians 3:18 NASB) As we look into the mirror of Jesus and see His glory, we are transformed from glory to glory, one step at a time.